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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Since 1944, Charles Krug's flagship wine, Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, has been crafted only when the vintage is optimum. This vintage provided a real melange of favorable conditions that yielded aromas of nutmeg, brown sugar, vanilla bean and black cherries. Luscious flavors of roasted chestnuts, blueberry jam and cranberry apple compliment the soft chewy texture and integrated toasty oak nuances.
"The dense ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection Estate reveals sweet aromas of creme de cassis, cedarwood and spice box in its classic Bordeaux Pauillac-like personality. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, this rich, layered 2008 exhibits abundant black fruit notes intertwined with hints of espresso and earth. Approachable now, it should drink well for two decades."
The Wine Advocate
The Charles Krug Winery was established in 1861 as the first winery in the Napa Valley by Prussian-born visionary and revolutionary Charles Krug. Today the winery focuses on handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties grown within with Napa Valley appellations and sub-appellations. The winery remains under the stewardship of the Peter Mondavi Sr Family, who purchased the historic winery in 1943. Peter Mondavi Sr remains at the helm of the winery, with day-to-day operations handled by his two sons Marc and Peter Jr.
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...Read More About Napa Valley
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...Read More About Cabernet Sauvignon
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